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Get “Job Smart” with CCCC!
Looking for higher pay, stable employment, or training for a new career? Check out our Job Smart Program! We’re partnering with Clackamas County Workforce Partnership and CCC Workforce Development to offer our parents a bilingual advisor, individual support, mentorship, training opportunities, cohort meetings, and much more. Pizza and childcare provided!
Call Claire Calhoun at 503-594-6403 for more information!
Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center
Check out the Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center (ECLKC), provided by the Office of Administration for Children and Families. Learn about the Performance Standards that all Head Start and Early Head Start programs follow, the importance of school readiness, national program news, the latest early childhood resources, and much more!
One Hour Can Make a Difference in the Life of a Child!
SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) offers an exciting opportunity for parents, grandparents, and community members to get involved at our River Road and Gladstone locations. Do you have one hour, once a week, that you could volunteer? Join us in supporting children’s early reading skills, providing encouragement, and sharing in the fun! Visit “SMART” today to learn more!
Do you want to give back to the community? Do you want to share your skills and expertise with others? Are you passionate about helping children succeed? Clackamas County Children’s Commission has a volunteer position for you! Join us by reading to a child, nurturing our community garden, or putting your organizational skills to the test! We have many classroom, nutrition program, and facilities/maintenance opportunities – contact us today for more information! Se habla Español!
Board of Directors
Meet our Board of Directors!
Members of the Board are driven by their desire to make a big difference in the lives of low-income children and families in their community. They help the Head Start and Early Head Start organization set and achieve goals for children’s healthy development and school readiness, families’ economic well-being, and community empowerment.
My name is Nicole and my son London started at Head Start in the 2016-2017 school year. I am a single mom with two kids. I was doing really well until I went through an abuse situation and had to move my family to a safe place and start all over again. I had a good job working full time, but my daycare raised the price by 50% and I could not afford it any longer. I thought I was about to lose my job when a family at my church told me about Head Start. My son really needed speech therapy and I was able to get the information we needed at the Head Start Open House. I cannot believe how nice and informative everyone was. My son and I had lunch and were able to walk through the school. I met other parents that had been there before and were very happy with the program. I knew at that moment I had to bring my son here. The application process was very easy.
Head Start has made a big difference not only in my son’s life, but also in mine. My son’s teacher, Debbie is the most amazing teacher I have ever met. She made my son so comfortable and was so patient with his speech. The best part of being at Head Start is there is so much support not only for the kids, but also for the parents. My Advocate, DeAnn, has made me feel so comfortable and has assisted with anything I needed. She even gave me a Christmas tree so my family could celebrate Christmas for the very first time.
I just want to say thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. This is the most amazing program out there.